Imperial Roman Town Planning

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon2 to 3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

This visit captures how advanced Imperial Rome was: from aqueducts bringing in fresh water to one million inhabitants, to public baths (which were really proto-YMCAs!), to the use of concrete in architecture and engineering... At the end of the tour, you'll realize that Imperial Rome invented and pioneered lots of technology that we consider "modern."

Guida professionale

Departure Point

Hotel Albergo del Senato, Piazza della Rotonda, 73, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Vicus Caprarius-the Water City, Vicolo del Puttarello, 25, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Stop At:  
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Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vicus Caprarius – the City of Water
The site Vicus Caprarius (in Latin) a.k.a. La Citta’ dell’Acqua (in Italian) was excavated recently. It uncovered some of the oldest apartment building in Rome (dating to circa 65 A.D.) and it contains a hydraulic cement-lined water tank from the Emperor Hadrian's era that helped supply this part of the bustling Imperial metropolis with drinking water. What a great way to explore Imperial Rome’s modern town planning!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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